40K Shipping Container Home in Costa Rica

Even if you're not a shipping container enthusiast, it's hard not to like the price tag on this beautiful home in Costa Rica. By using recycled shipping containers and doing some of the work themselves, the owners were able to keep the final cost of the home down around $40,000.

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The project, named Containers of Hope, was designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe and makes use of two 40' shipping containers and plenty of windows. The home was built for a couple in San Jose, Costa Rica as their permanent residence.

The two containers are built on a low profile pier foundation. Scraps of metal, left over from cutting holes for the windows, were used as roofing. New flooring was installed on the ground, and the walls have been well insulated.

See more photos at the designer's Web page.


Via Inhabitat.

(Images by Benjamin Garcia Saxe)